The 2013 Gala was held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas 75201
2013 PREVIEW GALA BENEFICIARIES
The 2013 Preview Gala marked the launch of the fifth annual Dallas Art Fair on Thursday, April 11, 2013. The Preview Gala benefitted the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Contemporary, and the Nasher Sculpture Center, and offer art patrons and Dallas’ top collectors the opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair.
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 22,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, the Museum welcomes more than half a million visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, Giacometti, Matisse, Picasso, Rodin, and more. Hailed by the "USA Today" as one of the great sculpture gardens where art enhances nature, the "roofless" museum seamlessly integrates the indoor galleries with the outdoor spaces creating a museum experience unlike any other in the world. On view in the light-filled galleries and amid the landscaped grounds are rotating works from the collection, as well as blockbuster exhibitions and one-of-a-kind installations by the most celebrated artists of our times. The Nasher brings the best of contemporary culture to Dallas through special programs designed to engage visitors, including artist talks, lecture programs, contemporary music concerts, educational classes, and exclusive member events.
Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and fresh ideas from regional, national and international artists. Modeled after European art centers and located in an industrial building in the Design District, Dallas Contemporary is one of the only institutions of its kind in the United States, offering temporary exhibitions, important lectures and seminal learning programs.
Sleeping Pattern, 2011,
mirror, trashcan, earplugs,
16 x 12 x 12 in,
Courtesy of Thomas Solomon Gallery